The College of Law welcomes visiting researchers. Individuals with a specific research project are invited to benefit from the College of Law’s library and faculty resources. Visiting researchers are typically doctoral students from other disciplines or other countries, U.S. or foreign law professors in the early part of their careers, and practitioners working on international or comparative law-related research projects. Visiting Researchers may visit for one month up to one year with the possibility of renewal for up to one additional year depending on visa restrictions.
Obtaining the appropriate visa for entry into the United States is your responsibility, although we will assist in any documentation you need for this process.
Florida International University does not provide on-campus housing for visiting researchers. It is the responsibility of the visiting researcher to find accommodations for the duration of their stay. Visiting researchers should plan their housing arrangements prior to arrival in Miami. The Office of International and Graduate Studies in the College of Law is happy to answer questions you may have about housing in the area.
In accepting the position, the visiting researcher is required to have adequate health insurance coverage. Additional health insurance requirements may be necessary, and you will have to assume the costs of these requirements.
Visiting Researcher do not pay a fee to participate in the program.
Candidates to the visiting researcher program must submit a resume, and a detailed research proposal of no more than five pages to Office of International & Graduate Studies (contact information below). Once prompted by the Office, the candidate must obtain the support of a permanent law faculty member working in their academic field and must submit an official transcript from the university issuing the highest degree. Applications will be considered throughout the academic year.
Julie Beineke, Coordinator of Office of International & Graduate Studies, College of LawPhone number: 305-348-7595 Fax number: 305-348-2282 Email: email@example.com
Mailing address:11200 SW 8th Street, RDB 2062 Miami, FL 33199
Current Visiting Researchers
Alexander Kopf holds a first degree in law focusing on commercial and intellectual property law from Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena, Thuringia, Germany. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Martin-Luther-University in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany studying the cross-border enforcement of Domain-claims. Mr. Kopf’s research focuses on the legal aspects of US-Domain Law, examining the different possibilities and requirements for jurisdiction and enforcement of claims. Mr. Kopf is joining as a visiting researcher at Florida International University College of Law from February 20 until July 19, 2013 and is working with Professor Hannibal Travis.
Pablo Van Thienen
Pablo Van Thienen arrived in June 2012 as a visiting researcher to FIU College of Law from Argentina. Pablo has a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires Law School and a master’s degree in Corporate Law from Austral University. He has also completed two specialization programs, one in Corporate Accounting & Finance from Austral University, and the other in Management for Small & Medium Businesses from I.A.E Business School. The purpose of his research at FIU is for comparative study of the legal, contractual and economic incentives behind the compensation package of top management as members of the board of directors, and how those incentives may create serious conflicts between the individual interests of managers and shareholders.
Recent Visiting Researchers
Eduardo Herrera Andrade
Dr. Eduardo Herrera Andrade holds a law degree from the Universidad de La Sabana, Bogotá, Colombia, and completed his Doctorate in Law from the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain in 2007. He has close to ten years of public and private practice in Colombia and was the Director of the Legal Clinic and a Professor of Law at the Universidad de La Sabana for about ten years. He has also taught at the University of Navarra and is on leave from his position as Director of Projects and Research at the same university. His research project will study the durability of the Colombian Constitution of 1886 and the development of Latin American constitutionalism more generally. During his research visit to the Faculty of Law at FIU, he did the following three publications in Spanish with interest in translating them into English in the future:
- Miguel Antonio Caro. Pensamiento y Acción. 244 páginas. ISBN 9780982780299. Editorial Javeriana. Diciembre de 2011. Estados Unidos de América.
- Los orígenes del constitucionalismo en Iberoamérica. Capítulo en el libro América y la Hispanidad. Historia de un fenómeno cultural, pp. 67-94. ISBN 9788431327903. Ediciones Universidad de Navarra (EUNSA). Junio 2011. España.
- Justicia constitucional en Colombia antes y después de la Constitución de 199I. Capítulo en el libro La Justicia Constitucional en Iberoamérica, pp. 97-126. ISBN 9788498283389. Servicio de Publicaciones. Universidad de Cádiz. Mayo 2011. España.
J. Eloy Anzola
J. Eloy Anzola was a Visiting Researcher during summer and fall semester of 2010, and joined us again at the College from mid-August 2012 to mid-February 2013. His project consisted of researching the origins and development of arbitration in Spanish America. Mr. Anzola is a graduate of Universidad Católica Andres Bello from Caracas and has a Masters of Law from Yale Law School. He is a Professor of Alternative Dispute Resolution at the School of Law and Political Science in Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela.
Dr. María Elena Cobas Cobiella
Dr. María Elena Cobas Cobiella visited FIU’s College of Law this summer 2012 to do research during the month of July. She has a master’s in law from the University of Valencia as well as a doctorate in civil law from the University of Valencia. During her visit, she researched wills and trusts and will took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about our legal system in the U.S.
Dr. Isidora Maletic holds a B.A. and a M.A. from Cambridge University, an LL.M. from the University of London and a Ph.D. from King’s College London. She specializes in European Union Law and has published widely in this field. Her research interests expand to comparative, international law and commercial law. She has held teaching positions at a number of universities, including Cambridge, Oxford, the London School of Economics and King’s College London. Dr. Maletic is a Fellow of the Centre of European Law at King’s College London. Dr. Maletic’s recent publications include:
- ‘The Story of the EU and the Happily Roaming Consumers, Case C-58/08 Vodafone Ld, et al. v Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform’ 38(2) Legal Issues of Economic Integration (2011), pp. 199-205
- ‘Theory and Practice of Harmonisation in the European Internal Market’ in Theory and Practice of Harmonisation, (Edward Elgar Publishing, M. Andenas and C. Andersen editors, 2012), pp. 314-322